Wallabies prop Scott Sio says clear minds will lead to better rugby as Australian officials start putting financial plans in place to give clubs the ability to start re-signing and recruiting players for 2021 and beyond.
The next month will be a defining period for Australian rugby, with bosses to meet with New Zealand counterparts this week to discuss trans-Tasman options.
The players have been stuck in the middle for almost five months, with contract talks on hold during the coronavirus shutdown and until a new competition structure can be finalised.
There is hope the contract moratorium will ease as early as this week to give players some certainty about the future, but even those with existing deals are nervously awaiting decisions from the top.
Sio - the ACT Brumbies' Rugby Union Players Association representative - has been at the coalface of wage negotiations and future plans as the game attempts to rebuild from a modest base.
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"It's super important [to get certainty] for everyone. Even guys who have signed up, they're not clear what the next couple of years look like," Sio said.
"I can understand the frustration of a lot of players not knowing what's going to happen. Getting the clarity is super important and it's only going to benefit the competition because boys will be going in to games with clear minds on weekends.
"The protocols are changing everyday with [coronavirus], but I think behind the scenes we can start to have those conversations about getting the rosters full for the next couple of years.
"It's tough when you don't know what's going on. The best way we can handle that is focusing on the here and now, playing the best brand of rugby we can so the fans and broadcasters are happy with what they see.
"Hopefully we can keep Australian rugby alive and build that down through grassroots ... it all starts from the top and needs to filter down."
The Brumbies were close to re-signing a host of players before the competition was stopped on March 15 and coach Dan McKellar has continued his planning for the future despite the Super Rugby uncertainty.
Guy Porter and Blake Enever have already joined Leicester, while Nic White has returned from England to rejoin the Brumbies.
There will be more roster turnover this season, but the Brumbies have secured the bulk of their squad on long-term deals and players, including Tom Wright, were on the verge of re-signing before the COVID-19 chaos started.
Much of the Australian rugby talk of the past two weeks has centred around teenager Joseph Suaalii, who looks set to switch to rugby league to join South Sydney.
Suaalii is one of several young players coming through rugby's junior ranks, which Brumbies assistant coach Peter Hewat sees first hand as the Australian schoolboys coach.
"To get around the country and see the amount of talent we have coming through the pathways ... the amount of ability and talent some of these kids have got is phenomenal," Hewat said on The Rugby Ruckus.
"Not it's about how we produce them at the next level and keep them in the game."
Asked about Suaalii, Hewat said: "Athletically, a freak of nature. He was 15 playing against 18-year-olds ... very, very good in the air. A long stride, very, very skillful. He's got a lot of a ability.
"I feel for the kid a bit at the moment. There's a lot being said about him. Rugby's strengths is probably the Olympics or the World Cups ... he's going to be a good player. He's more of an Israel Folau ... he's just a gifted person."
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